Healthified Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

37% less fat • 33% less sat fat • 25% fewer calories than the original recipe. Nature’s sweetness shines through in a cookie updated with whole wheat flour.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

3/4
cup no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup buttermilk
2
egg whites
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups old-fashioned oats
1
cup raisins
1/3
cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or spray cookie sheets. In large bowl, beat vegetable oil spread and sugars with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Beat in buttermilk, egg whites and vanilla until well mixed.
  • 2 On low speed, beat in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt until well mixed. Stir in oats, raisins and pecans. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten each.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until set and very light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

To toast the pecans, heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Don't have any buttermilk? To substitute, place 1 teaspoon vinegar in a 1 cup glass measuring cup; add fat-free (skim) milk to measure 1/3 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Flattening the cookies slightly helps the cookies bake more evenly.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.